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Heavy rain alert in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha

July 20, 2019

The weather department has predicted very heavy rainfall in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.

As per the reports from India Meteorological Department (IMD), other places such as the Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, Telangana, North Karnataka will also receive heavy rainfall.

Thunderstorm and lightning are expected in parts of West Bengal. In Kerala, a red alert has been issued for Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of the state.

Fishermen have been advised against going out to the sea as bad weather is expected along the coastal areas such as southwest Arabian Sea, west-central and north Arabian Sea, Comorin, Lakshadweep, Gulf of Mannar, Gujarat coast and Kerala coast.

Many parts of the country are facing floods and loss of life and property including Assam and Bihar where the number of dead has risen to 100. Social media users are also sharing weather updates.

Arjunan Marar‏ tweeted, "At last the rain predictions are getting right. It is raining since early morning in north Kerala.#rains #keralarains #"

" I am from ASSAM. Here having so much floods due to rain or some else. People can't living in their living home... Now they have to stay in road. But, sorrowfully I have to say that When flood had occurred in KERALA then everyone was donated their one of the property," tweeted Rakib Hassan‏

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